It is rather exciting to have the opportunity to try a new brand, although perhaps that is just the skincare junkie in me. Most people I know would look at me with a somewhat sceptical raised brow if I were to voice that out loud. However, we are all here because we have one thing in common, we all love beauty.
Tropic Skincare was first introduced to me a couple of months back, whereby in that time I have discovered that I actually had heard about this brand a long time ago and simply had not put two and two together. If you are from the UK and are a fan of the Apprentice, then you may remember Susan Ma. Back in 2011 she was on our screens of an evening, whereby her business to receive the investment from Lord Sugar was, you guessed it, Tropic Skincare.
Tropic Skincare is certified cruelty free, with all products free from mineral oil, parabens and SLS. There is a whole list on their website which goes into this in much more depth, however for review purposes you get the picture; it is quite a clean and ethical brand which is great news. Tropic offers a wide range of products from make up, facial skincare and body care so there should be something which should cater to all preferences. Having had the opportunity to try a few products from each category, I thought it would be nice to share with you my initial thoughts.
First and foremost, I adore the packaging of this serum. Anything made of glass instantly makes me feel like it is a much more luxurious product, it is perhaps a somewhat fickle outlook however I cannot help it. That being said, it is not the most travel friendly product ever to feature on my blog for that very reason. This is a light weight serum which is as green as it looks in the bottle when applied, however do not let this deter you as it soon enough fades away as this sinks into your skin. A little goes a long way I have found, therefore the 30ml should last you quite a long time.
Packed full of healthy greens to boost your skins hydration and natural defences, this is the ideal product to incorporate into your routine. My skin seems to really enjoy this so far, although I do intend on using it for a much longer period before I draw my final conclusions. So far it is a hit with me, but I will be back to provide a full update later in the year.
Generally speaking, I am not one to go for more expensive body creams, mainly because I am terrible at getting myself into a dedicated routine where I am using them on a regular basis. That being said, it is worth the extra effort involved when it comes down to the Body Love Firming Buttercream* as it is divine. Personally, I have never found any product which helps with the old bug bear that is cellulite, therefore I will not really address that because I often feel like it can be a marketing ploy to get women to buy the product; that applies to any brand in my experience.
That being said, as a body lotion I love this and would highly recommend it if you suffer from dry skin and you look towards a more ethically sourced brand as it does work beautifully. It has a nice light lemon scent which I personally like, however it can take a while to rub in so do bear that in mind. All in all, it is a great product which certainly gets the thumbs up from me.
There are currently seven shades within the lipstick range offered by Tropic, two of which I have featured today. In Bloom is the soft rose shade which would suit a wide variety of skin tones, this is my personal favourite out of the two as it is much more wearable. It has a sheer finish but still adds a really nice blush shade to the lips; it is a great option for everyday wear.
Poppy on the other hand is a true letterbox red which has a much stronger colour payoff than the previous shade mentioned. Shades like this are harder for me to wear because I simply find myself much more aware that I am wearing them, therefore I rarely opt for them these days. The finish for both shades is of a lustre type finish if you compare them to MAC, meaning that longevity isn’t the strongest point, however this does make them easier to wear in my opinion and after all, it really is no bother to have to touch up every now and then.
Have you tried any products from Tropic?
*This post contains PR samples, for more please read my disclaimer.